In 2021 we expanded the judging team to include more community members, each specialized in the various entry categories.
Thoroughly judging entries is time consuming. In 2020 we had a 35% increase in the total amount of entries due for judging compared to the previous three years.
While judges have their preference in terms of how much time is spent on a hack, the fact is that in order to play all contest hacks through from the beginning to the end it typically takes anywhere between 12 and 20 hours.
For those judges who write verbose evaluations, the overall time taken can sometimes even double.
With judges only focusing on one area, this should improved the situation for judges and entrants alike.
While most judges will be sticking to categories they are specialized in, certain judges may choose to judge one or more entry categories.
In 2022, we introduced mods of Sonic 3 A.I.R to the 2DPC judging section, however we did notice in general there were a number of issues in this section when it came to judging and evaluation of entries.
As a result, we agreed to refresh the 2DPC section with new judges, and bring in people with knowledge of Sonic 3 A.I.R to ensure fairer representation, something that in hindsight we should have done more in 2022.
• D.A. Garden, Jubbalub, Ravenfreak, SSF1991 (Donnie), SunkythePootis, SuperEgg, and Yoshister
• Axanery, Cosmic Eternity, Dynamic Lemons, HazelSpooder, JackIAm, Leonx254, MegAmi, MiaCDi, SSF1991 (Donnie), and techncolour
• ceramic, HyperBE32, ItsEasyActually, Sajid, Sewer56, SF94, Skyth, SpeepsHighway, and SSF1991 (Donnie)
Cinossu remains involved with the SHC website and will be focusing on that this year rather than taking part in judging.